Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Got celery?


Yeah, that's not me, don't get excited. Just motivational! Here we are on day three. 1500 calories for the last couple of days and 700-ish so far today. I can definitely feel a difference...the difference being that I am used to suppressing any traces of hunger immediately with a double stack, mac and cheese, or a frozen burrito smothered in sour cream. I can tell I am eating enough, because I have plenty of energy and I don't feel dizzy or anything, but the change is taking some getting used to. Breakfast is pretty easy. I like scrambled egg whites on a bagel with a teensy bit of cream cheese. Lunch is okay, too. I have some Lean Cuisines, and today I made tuna salad WITHOUT mayo, which I think may be illegal in some states (or it should be). Stupid calorie free mustard. Bleh. A lot of my problem is portion sizes, so I will still be partaking in some of my old faves, but counting calories and setting limitations. And I am drinking ONLY water, other than a 4 ounce shot of OJ in the morning. I've always loved drinking water, so I do get a break there.
Jess and I ventured back into the gym last night. The parking lot was packed, and we had a little giggle about January being their biggest month. We thought we were there for a Group Power class, which is weights and resistance training. The class came highly recommended by our friend Laurie, so we were excited. Even when we learned that we were actually in line for the hour "Gut and Butt" class. Okay, well that sounds important, so we did it.
And today I could kick someones gut and butt. (I'M SO SORE!) We did lunges across the room, back and forth, back and forth. We did squats for days. Crunches. Leg lifts. Torture. After the class, we hobbled to the treadmills and ran/walked for 20 minutes. I have friends that run marathons, and I can't run for more than 5 minutes without choking. It's shocking that I am in such poor shape. On the way home, as we always do, we felt great about what we had done and were pumped and excited about coming back this week. What would I do without my gym buddies??
Here's a little tip, too. There are no calories in most hot sauces. Thank you, diet gods!

5 comments:

J-Mac said...

You crack me up. You're doing far better with this resolution than I am. I'm holding onto my "We really need to get organized before we start a program" mantra. I am making headway with that one, so I see "Gut and Butt" in my future. Le sigh....

Julie said...

Woo Hoo! You go!! Celery, who is the genius that thought that that should be eaten? Should only be used for garnish purposes. I think it is great that you have someone to go with. Lauren and I talk about going together, but we usually end up at Coffee Bean w/ extra whip cream instead. Funny how that happens.

Theresa said...

My gym as Group Power as well and it is a great class. I have been doing it for over 2 years now and still love it.

stephanie said...

I hurt just reading about that class. Here's to continued success with the non-diet.

Deirdre said...

Wow! I'm totally impressed. I'm in the worst shape of my life since giving birth, so I'm going to try to take some inspiration from you!